NASCAR Team Owner Survives Second Plane Crash

From the highways to the high skies, a National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) team owner was involved in an airplane crash.

Jack Roush, the 68-year old co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, crashed his airplane while attempting to land at the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

Roush and a female passenger, Brenda Strickland were taken to the hospital for their injuries. He was later on transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota following surgery for his facial injuries.

It is interesting to note that this is the second time Roush has survived a plane crash. In 2002, his plane crashed in a lake in Alabama. He was rescued by a retired Marine who lived close by.

While plane accidents occur less frequently than car crashes, most aviation troubles involved small private planes compared to commercial flights. While some plane accidents occur because of engine failure or even the weather conditions, there are instances when it happens because of the fault or negligence of the pilot.

In Roush’s case and at his age, maybe he should consider getting a new pilot or even a co-pilot instead of flying his own plane. The third time he goes down, he might not be so lucky.


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